Air Force Veteran - Certified Coach
Caroline K. Herschbach
Supporting military women and veterans as they enter their
next personal & professional phase
Having a community – a network of individuals that provides support – is important for a successful post-military life. But this is one area where many veteran women say they struggle the most because in the military, their community was handed to them. Once a woman leaves the service, if she is not in an environment that readily provides a built-in community, like her hometown, she can be at a loss for how to build that support system.
Female veterans often mention the “frustration and exasperation” of having to explain, or defend, their military service. Even though there are close to two million female veterans in the U.S. today, many in the civilian population still do not think of women as being veterans. Or, if they do, they lump their experiences together with military spouses.